Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 45
How about a thread that will allow us to introduce ourselves to those who are new and the new students can do the same. I am Stephany, 42, mother of 3 children, a son 22, a daughter 15, and a son... Read More
Jul 8, '03Occupation: I worked in restaurants for years, but quit to become a nurse. Specialty: Emergency Nursing...Yay!! ; Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 30; Likes: 2Hello All,
My name is Tammy. I am a 40 year old mom with 1 nineteen year old son. He was actually a twin, but one did not survive. After that pregnancy I was advised not to have any more children.
Not long after my sons birth I became a single mom. I have spent the last 18 years working in restaurants and raising my son.
During my last few years in the business I started managing a restaurant. I started putting some money away a little at a time and in October of 2001 I quit my job and started college for the first time. I have always wanted to be a nurse. I finished all of my pre-reqs and have been accepted into an ADN program that starts in August.
I have spent many a night reading through postings on this sight. There is such a sense of community here that I enjoy very much. Good luck to everyone and take care.
Jul 8, '03Occupation: dispatcher. mom, wife Joined: Jul '03; Posts: 49; Likes: 13Michelle - Thanks for your reply. The only thing I wanted people to say while I was carrying my daughter or afterwards was "I'm sorry". That's all you can say. (She would have been 10 on May 10th.)
Tammy - I have such respect for single Moms! Good for you. I was a single mom of four little ones and was terified. You'll make a great nurse!!!
Hi to everyone else - I look forward to getting to know you...getting to know all about you..(music) sorry:chuckle
back to packing .....
Jul 9, '03Occupation: ADON-LTC Specialty: 19 year(s) of experience in LTC, ER, ICU, ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 5,856; Likes: 36maria and tammy, welcome!
Jul 9, '03Occupation: LPN Joined: Jul '03; Posts: 350; Likes: 16I am Mark - but call me whatever you feel like.
I am 46 and in the 6th week of my LPN Program - I know - a lonnnnggggg way to go but I have taken the hardest step .anyway
My plans are to continue upward after I finish LPN, but just where I guess is still to be determined.
Great to be here and hopefully ya'll will have to put up with me for years to come!
(edited because I swear I typed it right but my evil keyboard changed the on a couple words and then hit submit before I could notice they were mispelled and do anything about it - yeah, that's it!)
Jul 9, '03Joined: Jul '03; Posts: 47Hello to All!
My Name is Kay and I will be 19 next Monday (yea Cancer babies rule! )
I am a Sophomore and currently enrolled at my local CC where I am completing my pre-reqs for a BSN.
I must say this site is great. And not like the other dead zone Nursing boards I have come across.
Keep IT GOING!
Jul 10, '03Occupation: ADON-LTC Specialty: 19 year(s) of experience in LTC, ER, ICU, ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 5,856; Likes: 36mark, welcome! all the best to you.
Jul 10, '03Occupation: ADON-LTC Specialty: 19 year(s) of experience in LTC, ER, ICU, ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 5,856; Likes: 36kay, welcome! an early birthday wish to you!
Jul 10, '03Occupation: student, stay at home girlfriend. Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 1,308; Likes: 2Nursekay2006
I have to agree, Cancer babies do rule
Have a good b-day and good luck with school!
Jul 10, '03Joined: Jul '03; Posts: 554; Likes: 46Mark: nice to hear from someone older than me starting out in nursing. I am 45 and just finished my first year (lpn) let me tell you it was tough! good luck to you, I know you will make it. (the first semester is a cakewalk!)
Jul 10, '03Occupation: LPN Joined: Jul '03; Posts: 350; Likes: 16Thanks all - I am loving it!
I have been wanting this for years but was never able to go for it (Couldn't quit my job and support a family - Had to place them before myself even though this is what I was meant to do)
Jul 11, '03Occupation: LPN Joined: Jul '03; Posts: 25Hi My name is Lisa. I'm 20 years old and almost done the LPN program.
Jul 12, '03Occupation: Med Surg/Telemetry Specialty: Telemetry/Med Surg ; Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 8,773; Likes: 1,503Hi Lisa. Congratulations to you and much success in your future.
Jul 12, '03Joined: Jul '03; Posts: 554; Likes: 46Hi: What I am wondering is, are there any other "students" about my age (45), just wondering. Most of my friends in school are 20 or so. thanx